If you’re not a Veggie Tales fan, you probably don’t get the title. Don’t worry, I’m not turning blue or anything. This character is in one story about thankfulness. ‘A thankful heart is a happy heart’ – that’s the lesson, and theme song. Madame Blueberry is, well, blue. Sad and she thinks it’s because she doesn’t have enough, or the right, stuff. She meets a girl in the story that is poor, but happy, and in the end, she learns that stuff can’t make her happy.
I’d like to spin the lesson a little, because its something I’ve been learning lately. I really don’t (usually) want for stuff, but for situations. Like I want to be out of debt, I want to be healthy, I want to be 50 pounds lighter, I want to fall in love, I want to do more mission trips, etc. get the idea? so, to help me get over this, I’m going to list some things and situations I’m grateful for.
A great church
Friends who accept me for who I am
A family who supports me
Snuggle times with my sweet, yet crazy, cat
A job that’s close to home
Just having a job
To have been on some mission trips
To have my debt level going down
To have lost weight, but more importantly inches
My house, even with all it’s problems
Jesus dying on the cross for my sins
And for Him raising from the dead!
An eternal home in Heaven
Some of my health issues coming in line
My friends’ children (that I get a ‘kid’ fix and go back to my freedom/Independence! lol)
Low-cal Alfredo Sauce
That gooey brownie from The Chocolate Bar
The not-so-low calorie Alfredo sauce
Cinnamon/sugar soft pretzels
Cheesecake (my dad’s of course)
A good sports bra
Lessons learned from past mistakes
A God who isn’t limited in the way He can speak to me (through His Word, prayer, spiritual leaders and friends). But also (even?!!?) non-Christian movies, TV, games, books, friends, etc.
That He does answer prayers with ‘no’. I don’t mean the ‘not right now’ or ‘later’ nos, I mean closed and locked doors.
I could go on, and probably will. but for now I need to get some work done at that job close to home!
What are you thankful for?
2 thoughts on “Madame Blueberry”
I am thankful for a husband that loves me, kids that ROCK, a great church, and so much more!
I'm thankful for choc brownies too! and pie…ah yea and my family kids, Jesus , etc etc. :)BTW this is from Nikki